Nintendo delays launch of smartphone video games; shares plunge

Oct 29, 2015

Nintendo delays launch of smartphone video games; shares plunge

Nintendo Co. on Thursday pushed back the much-anticipated launch of its video game service for smartphones by a few months to March 2016, disappointing gaming fans as well as investors, who drove its shares down by more than 10 percent. Under a strategy announced ...

Sep 4, 2015

Smartphone game-maker DeNA, builder Haseko join Nikkei 225

DeNA Co., the social website operator that’s working with Nintendo Co. on smartphone games, and condominium builder Haseko Corp. will join Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average. The companies will be added to the measure after the close on Sept. 30, replacing Nitto Boseki Co. ...

DeNA, ZMP plan to launch driverless taxi service

May 29, 2015

DeNA, ZMP plan to launch driverless taxi service

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As the IT revolution injects extra octane into the auto industry with driverless technology, DeNA Co. said Thursday it will steer toward an innovative new target: robot taxis. Best known for its Mobage cellphone video game platform, DeNA said it will team up with ...

DeNA founder first woman to own a baseball team in Japan

Jan 16, 2015

DeNA founder first woman to own a baseball team in Japan

Tomoko Namba, the founder of mobile gaming company DeNA Co., has taken over as team owner of the Central League’s Yokohama BayStars, the ball club said Friday. Namba, 52, who in 2013 was listed on Forbes as having a net worth of $545 million, ...

Oct 29, 2013

DeNA plans push beyond games

DeNA Co., the Tokyo-based company whose service lets people play games on mobile phones, is seeking to expand its e-commerce and mobile entertainment businesses and is mulling acquisition opportunities. The operator of the Mobage network has lost about 25 percent this year as mobile ...